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Do I Really Need a Crown?

By Dental Visit, Oral Health

There are some situations and tooth traumas that merit a dental crown.  A dental crown is a cover, of sorts, that slides down over the tooth- or what remains of a tooth. This covering provides support and structure- as well as creates a more aesthetically pleasing smile. If your dentist recommends a crown for your tooth or teeth, there are a few things that you should know. Do you really need a crown? Know the Process It can help quell anxiety…

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What You Need to Know to Maintain Healthy Teeth with Braces

What You Need to Know to Maintain Healthy Teeth with Braces

By Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

It can be frustrating when trying to brush those areas of your teeth that are difficult to clean or hard to reach when you wear traditional braces. Your dentist will always encourage you to brush your braced teeth after every meal and right before you go to sleep each night. Here are some recommendations that may help keep your braced teeth clean while making sure you do not harm or damage the dental appliances.  Be particularly careful with the type…

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DIY Braces Effectiveness and Why You Should Consult Your Dentist First

DIY Braces: Effectiveness and Why You Should Consult Your Dentist First

By Children's Dentistry, Cosmetic, Oral Health

Sometimes things that sound too good to be true are just that: not true. Products on the internet that claim to straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost may actually cause damage to your teeth. Here are some factors that you should be aware of when it comes to using common types of DIY braces. How are DIY Braces made? DIY Braces are made out of all kinds of materials that are neither sterile nor of high quality. …

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Is whitening toothpaste effective?

Is Whitening Toothpaste Effective?

By Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

Our lifestyle choices can affect how bright our smile looks and how long lasting whitening products will be effective. If you consume coffee, soda on a regular basis, or smoke cigarettes you will need a whitening method that will do away with the surface stains that accumulate. Understanding what the active ingredients are in whitening toothpaste and the differences between various products will help you make an educated decision about what treatment will best meet your needs. How do I…

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How-to-Guide to Obtain a Whiter Smile

How-to-Guide to Obtain a Whiter Smile

By Cosmetic

We all want to be proud of our smile, since the shade of our teeth is usually the first thing anyone notices about our smile. When looking for products to help  obtain a whiter smile, there are several options with varying results and costs to consider. All teeth have a natural shade ranging from an off white to a slightly more yellow shade, and overtime your teeth’s natural color will change as you age. A big factor in how your…

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